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Shots - Health Blog
8:54 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Screening kids for cholesterol can raise awareness and anxiety

The latest subject in standardized tests for kids: cholesterol.
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Originally published on Tue February 7, 2012 7:26 am

Does it help or hurt children to know they have high cholesterol? We're about to find out.

New guidelines from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute say every child should be screened for high cholesterol once between the ages of 9 and 11 and again between 17 and 21.

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